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Shareholder Rights Directive changes agreed
The text of a new EU directive—designed to strengthen shareholder engagement and increase transparency in listed companies in the EU/EEA—has been agreed by the EU Council and European Parliament.
The proposed directive will amend the existing Shareholder Rights Directive (Directive 2007/36/EC) in a number of areas including: giving shareholders the right to vote on the remuneration policy of the directors of their company; encouraging shareholder engagement, by allowing companies to identify their sh
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